Pretty sure I'll never feel well again

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Pretty sure I'll never feel well again

Ugh... So bogged down by m/s, that I feel like there's no end in sight. No light at the end of the tunnel. I hate, hate, hate nausea so freaking much. I feel like I am pretty much worthless around here. My kids were trying to play and cuddle with me earlier, and I just got crabby and went to bed because I feel so horrible. *Sigh* Sad I don't know what to do... Zofran helps, but my doctor gave me a relatively small supply of it, so I'm just trying to stretch it until my appointment. Blech...

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Your are not alone! m/s hit me hard today! I feel the exact same way! It is consuming my life. It's almost to much work just to shove the right foods in my mouth to make me feel better, expecially taking care of the LO's. Nothing seems to feel better and I just can't wait until it's over which feels like eternity! Wish we could just go to bed and not wake up until it's over!
Big hug!

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I'm so with you ladies! I'm actually, knock on wood, having more decent days than crappy ones. Just remember it's all for the good of the bean, friends! :comfort: It may not help you all but it does me to know that these are the "signs" I need to keep knowing things are good!!

This too shall pass, ladies! :grouphug:

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"blondiess4u" wrote:

Your are not alone! m/s hit me hard today! I feel the exact same way! It is consuming my life. It's almost to much work just to shove the right foods in my mouth to make me feel better, expecially taking care of the LO's. Nothing seems to feel better and I just can't wait until it's over which feels like eternity! Wish we could just go to bed and not wake up until it's over!
Big hug!

Everything you said, exactly. When I eat, it's just for survival. I feel like I'm struggling to get enough fluid because having fluid sitting in my belly makes me feel worse. I try to sip frequently instead of trying to drink a bunch at once, but I know I'm not getting enough. Ugh.

Adriana - It does help to know that generally, it's a sign that things are going well. I think I'm a little jaded by the recent m/c of a girl on one of the other pg.org boards I frequent. She had hyperemesis for weeks and no bean ever grew. So I'm a little more hesitant to assume that symptoms mean anything, although I'm sure that the vast majority of the time, this is a good sign. I think I'll feel a MILLION times better after my u/s... Two weeks from Monday. If someone shows me a healthy little bean with a heartbeat wiggling around in there, I think it will be the motivation I need to get through it. Right now, I just try to visualize it, but seeing the real deal will definitely help.

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Oh, I forgot to mention that I've been getting extremely dizzy too. It's a little concerning, like it's been to the point that my vision gets blurry. I know those can be signs of low blood sugar, but I've been eating frequently enough, I think. I get really nauseated if I don't eat frequently, so I don't really think it's a blood sugar issue. I don't know. Maybe I'm dehydrated. I have my appointment with the nurse in 4 days, so I'll mention it to her, as it does concern me a bit.. Sometimes I feel really dizzy while driving and that's scary.

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"marymoonu" wrote:

Everything you said, exactly. When I eat, it's just for survival. I feel like I'm struggling to get enough fluid because having fluid sitting in my belly makes me feel worse. I try to sip frequently instead of trying to drink a bunch at once, but I know I'm not getting enough. Ugh.

Adriana - It does help to know that generally, it's a sign that things are going well. I think I'm a little jaded by the recent m/c of a girl on one of the other pg.org boards I frequent. She had hyperemesis for weeks and no bean ever grew. So I'm a little more hesitant to assume that symptoms mean anything, although I'm sure that the vast majority of the time, this is a good sign. I think I'll feel a MILLION times better after my u/s... Two weeks from Monday. If someone shows me a healthy little bean with a heartbeat wiggling around in there, I think it will be the motivation I need to get through it. Right now, I just try to visualize it, but seeing the real deal will definitely help.

Well, we're all here to help you get through the next 2 weeks!! Smile I know things are good for you.. I just have a feeling! Biggrin

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Id definitely ask your doc for more Zofran. I'm 13weeks and still taking Zofran every...single...day. BUT I feel better! I don't feel like I have to lay on the couch all day and there are days I can go for about half the day with sign of nausea. What dose does your doc have you on? I can take 2 4mg every 8 hours. I hope you feel better, I remember oh so well my head in the trash can crying because I was so miserable. It will pass!! Your LO is doing some hard work growing in there!

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"marymoonu" wrote:

Oh, I forgot to mention that I've been getting extremely dizzy too. It's a little concerning, like it's been to the point that my vision gets blurry. I know those can be signs of low blood sugar, but I've been eating frequently enough, I think. I get really nauseated if I don't eat frequently, so I don't really think it's a blood sugar issue. I don't know. Maybe I'm dehydrated. I have my appointment with the nurse in 4 days, so I'll mention it to her, as it does concern me a bit.. Sometimes I feel really dizzy while driving and that's scary.

Just wanted to mention that being dizzy can also be a sign of low iron. Iron is a nutrient that is used in making hemoglobin which transports oxygen in your body. Some people typically have low iron with pregnancy and need to take additional iron supplement. It's another thing you might want to check if you haven't already!

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I am still waiting for the m/s to kick in. 5w3days...I know it is right around the corner and I will say right now I will welcome it because it makes me feel better about the bean. Of course I know as soon as it hits I will be cursing it because I will still have to go to work, lol.

Oh and dizziness could also be high blood pressure. I would call your doctor if you think it is really severe!

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I have 4mg zofran, but the doc only wrote for 10 tablets at a time. I did have two refills, one is sitting at the pharmacy waiting to be picked up and then I still have one more refill to go. I've managed to get by only taking maybe 5 or 6 tablets so far. Yesterday was the first day I needed two though. I'm usually good to take one before work, and I can manage through the rest of the day, but last night, I was laying in bed unable to sleep because I was feeling ill, so I took one then too.

I think my dizziness is probably from dehydration. I know I'm probably only getting maybe 1/2 - 2/3 of the fluids I should be getting. I try to drink as much as possible, but I just can't stomach it.

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"Pixacious" wrote:

I am still waiting for the m/s to kick in. 5w3days...I know it is right around the corner and I will say right now I will welcome it because it makes me feel better about the bean. Of course I know as soon as it hits I will be cursing it because I will still have to go to work, lol.

ya I thought the same and now I regret it, now I'm like, what did I get myself into!!!!

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I know this is gonna come out wrong but I don't care. Lol

I'm so glad I'm not the only one in miseryville! Misery DOES love company. .8)

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LOL - I know what you mean Adriana. If we have to be miserable, we might as well do it in good company, haha. Wink

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I wish I was the one that could say "I feel GREAT!" you would all hate me but I wouldn't care! Well maybe alittle! haha

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:lurk: I feel you, esp on the liquids. I keep drinking ginger ale and peeing a lot but I know I'm not getting what I need. I wake up in the morning with a really dry mouth. Last night I was really thirsty and I drank a couple big gulps of water and after that I felt worse and eventually threw up. Sad
I keep saying I can't take any more of this but was is there to do? Just wait and hope for the symptoms to go away...